Approval to Operate as a Container Deposit Scheme Coordinator - Northern Territory


You will need this approval if you intend to operate as a Container Deposit Scheme Coordinator.

A CDS coordinator coordinates the activities of CDS participants, such as registered CDS suppliers and CDS collection depots. CDS coordinators accept approved containers from collection depots before delivering them for reuse, recycling or other appropriate disposal.

Under the CDS, a 10 cent refund is available to consumers for approved empty beverage containers purchased in the Northern Territory on or after 3 January 2012. Empty approved containers must be delivered to an approved collection depot to obtain a refund. The collection depot must deliver the containers to a CDS coordinator to claim the reimbursement of the refund amount.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible, you must:

  • form a waste management arrangement with CDS depots and registered suppliers
  • have adequate facilities and arrangements in place to accept all empty approved containers from depot operators.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All You do not need to pay any fees.


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All CDS Coordinator Guidelines - PDF (Opens in new window)

Administering agency

Northern Territory Environmental Protection Authority (NTEPA)

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.